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Jan 22, 2013 — by C. Temple
Are you an avid collector? Do you wonder what a particular item in your closet might be worth? If so, then there are a variety of sources available that can assist you with your search. The Daviess County Public Library is a great place to start that search for finding out the value of your favorite antique or collectible.
The library has a variety of resources to assist you in your search including books, Internet resources, etc. that can help you get started. Here is a listing of a few books that we own that can help you in your search for that one-of-a-kind find in your attic.
Glass: A short history; Instant: the story of Polaroid; Antiques Roadshow 20th-century collectibles; Treasures in your attic; Antique trader antiques and collectibles, etc. The majority of our antiques and collectibles books are found in the Dewey Decimal range from 700 to 781.64.
There are also a wide variety of Internet sites available on the web that can assist you in searching for hard-to-find items. Here are some of my favorite sites:
In addition to books and Internet resources, the library also carries a couple of magazines on Antiques and collectibles that can be checked out. The magazines are entitled: “Antiques” and “Treasures: Antiques to Modern Collecting.” The magazines check out for 7 days at a time.
Finally, if you are interested in finding an appraiser in your area, here are two good sites to explore: